Sister Swap: Christmas in the City

2021

Comedy / Romance

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IMDb Rating 5.9 10 808

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Ashley Williams as Meg Swift
Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Jennifer Swift
Susan Yeagley as Barb Hutter
Kevin Nealon as Uncle Dave
720p.WEB
772.66 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 24 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by toddsgraham 5 / 10

Better than the first...

'Sister Swap: Christmas in the City' is the second of a two-part Christmas movie. The two storylines of the films run parallel, each from the perspective of one of the two sisters. Moreover, the sisters are played by the William sisters, who are sisters in real-life. It is an innovative concept, as I noted in my review of the first film. However, the first movie is a disappointment. That is, it isn't very good: the story and acting. 'Christmas in the City' is better, but in the end, it is a mediocre Christmas movie at best. In this story, we follow Meg (played by Ashley Williams) who is planning on going to France, a trip she originally planned with her late Uncle Dave (played by Kevin Nealon). However, before heading abroad, she visits her sister Jennifer (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in the city where she ends up staying and helping with the restaurant's upcoming Christmas competition and party. Will Meg's big ideas help Jennifer's restaurant win the competition? While in the city, she also meets Joe (played by Keith Robinson) who is the new general manager at Jennifer's restaurant. As the two increasingly spend more time together preparing for the upcoming competition/party, sparks begin to fly as they begin to discover the feelings they have for each other. Will Meg find love this Christmas? The story in this one is more coherent than the first. We also learn about elements of the story alluded to in the first in this storyline. Indeed, I enjoyed the intersection of the storylines in this one, as we find out the other side of the story (a little bit of mystery solved in this one). However, Meg's purpose in the city, at the restaurant seemed unnecessary. I understand what the writers were trying to do; that is, using the events at the restaurant as a backdrop while Meg worked out her issues concerning her Uncle Dave, her trip to France, and her future. But this backdrop and even the romance seemed forced. On a more positive note, like in the first movie, the writers do a good job of developing the dialogue between the sisters, which is one of the strengths of both movies. The acting in this one is pretty good. Williams has a corky vibe to her performance. Indeed, she has a lot of energy as Meg who is incredibly chatty, cheery, and wants to help. At times, I found it a bit tiring to watch, if I am being honest. Unfortunately, the chemistry between Williams and Robinson is not very good. Simply put: their performances in this respect are not convincing, I'm afraid. They come across more as friends than anything else. The movie does have plenty of Christmas spirit and festive cheer from cookie decorating and other family traditions to everything else you would expect in a Hallmark movie. All in all, 'Christmas in the City', though better than the first, is an unremarkable Christmas movie. That said, hard-core fans of Hallmark Christmas movies (or the Williams sisters) are likely to enjoy both 'Sister Swap' stories.

Reviewed by Jackbv123 6 / 10

Inconsistent

It might be helpful to read my review of Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday. This movie runs parallel to the other one, with the ending of this one continuing a little farther in time. This movie steals several scenes from the other one, but many of them are shot from a different perspective and may not include the exact same lines.

I love Ashley Williams and she is her typical energetic self in this movie. And quirky. And a little crazy. But so much fun.

While A Hometown Holiday focused on family relationships with the romance almost taking a secondary role, this movie is primarily a romance movie. Willaims and Keith D. Robinson have chemistry, but Williams steals the focus.

Joe starts out as very prim and proper or as Meg says "Victorian". Then suddenly, he's not. Echoes of his stiffness peaks out from time to time, but very quickly his personality changes completely.

The inevitable conflict is inconsistent as well as inconsequential. The movie and actors don't "sell it" due to saying or doing one thing and then the opposite.

I enjoyed this movie due mostly to Williams' energy, despite serious flaws in the story. If you aren't already a fan of Williams, this movie may not appeal to you.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

swap again

It's the companion movie to Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday. Jennifer (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and Meg Swift (Ashley Williams) are sisters and best friends. This movie follows Meg and her misadventures. She stays in the city and starts getting involved in planning the restaurant party.

I do like this story better. It's simplistic which is perfect for Hallmark. I like the Rashomon element of rewatching the same scenes from the other point of view. This probably needs a better Joe. He's very much a stiff suit playing a stiff suit. The best way to do that is to put a comedian in the role. In the end, I like this slightly better than the other movie. I am still going to wait for the Williams sisters to solve murders while they giggle.

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